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I don't normally write about bars or lounges I go to in NYC, but Wednesday night I went to a lounge that blew my mind; Apotheke.
Apotheke is a new lounge that opened up on Doyers Street in Chinatown, which I think is the coolest street in NYC.
The theme of Apotheke is 17th Century Austrian apothecary, and it's a sexy spot. There are very unique details to the design and you can tell a lot of hard work and thought went into the space.
It's a large L-shaped space with a huge marble bar lit up in the back, but with no stools. There are some really nice couches along the walls, and the place is designed so that all seats are able to have a view of the bar and "magic" being created behind it.
Head mixologist and co-owner Albert Trummer leads a savvy team of mixologists who are more like bar chefs who have a wide-array of cocktail recipes up their sleeves.
I had a bunch of cocktails created by one of the mixologists, who I told what kind of alcohol I like or what type of drink I was in the mood for, and he created some wonderful results.
Apotheke is a hidden gem (there is no sign for it, it hides behind a sign that says "Golden Flower Restaurant" )on a oool street, with a hip crowd. So for great cocktails in NYC's coolest lounge Apotheke is the place for you.
9 Doyers St.
New York, NY 10013